Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

The Hayloft ref: UK1217

Broughton Beck, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£306-£793

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Ideally located for families looking to explore the southern Lake District National Park, this cosy barn conversion makes the perfect home from home.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Friars Fold ref: UK1017

Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£398-£983

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With excellent walking, cycling and a wealth of attractions nearby, Friars Fold occupies a superb location in the South Lakes.
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    3
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    2
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Copper View ref: W8499

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£448-£905

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A traditional bungalow with breathtaking views from the lounge towards mountains. Coniston is a short walk with its numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    2
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    2
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Jenlea Cottage ref: 26172

Grizebeck, near Kirkby-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£324-£987

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4 star rating
Great rural location away from the honey pot areas with lovely views of both coast and country. Superb for exploring the Southern Lakes.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£483-£1485

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4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Broomriggs Cottage ref: LB6

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£577-£1701

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4 star rating
Located in the Lake District, this cottage is situated less than a mile from Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter.
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    8
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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The Little Griffin ref: LUW

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£679-£912

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4 star rating
This attractive barn conversion stands in a pretty, walled, south-facing patio garden, in the heart of the historical Broughton-in-Furness.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Millers Cottage ref: 29158

Broughton-in-Furness, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£495-£1205

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4 star rating
A characterful cottage with a cosy lounge and lots of original features. Walks from the door and just a short drive to southern Lakeland.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Woodside Cottage ref: UK1078

Low Stott Park, near Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£1248

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4 star rating
Ideal for couples or a family, this characterful conversion is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District and surrounding area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Damson Cottage ref: CC124101

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£529-£529

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3 star rating
Damson Cottage is set on an elevated terrace commanding panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bobbin Mill Cottage ref: CC129315

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£345-£643

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3 star rating
Super ground floor cottage style apartment close to the rural village of Satterthwaite, a haven for walkers, cyclists and dog owners alike.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumlin ref: 16112

Hawkshead, near Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£319-£860

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3 star rating
Set in an elevated position with lovely views from both the lounge and the garden. Location ideal for exploring all of Lakeland.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bluebell Cottage ref: CC124120

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£396-£849

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4 star rating
In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£362-£823

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3 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage enjoys an elevated position, with French doors to the terrace and a woodburner in the living room.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Allt Maen ref: E3266

Lowick Bridge, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£272-£644

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3 star rating
Enjoying views of the Old Man of Coniston this first floor accommodation is in a prime location for walking the many hills and fells of the Lake District.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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